Under the leadership of electrical engineering student Brent Looney, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) chapter provided tutoring for students across campus, organized a new chapter of Women in Engineering, and hosted a career seminar in collaboration with the Asheville chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Engineering Societies

At Western Carolina University, you will be able to participate in student chapters of national engineering societies. Activities include meetings, guest speakers, trips, competitions, service projects, leadership opportunities, scholarships, networking, career guidance and more! 

IEEE Awards 2005

The Western North Carolina section of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) honored Bill Medaris (right) for his work as chairman of the Asheville section as well as serving as the WCU FacultyAdvisor to the student chapter until 2001. Ken Burbank (center) served as the faculty advisor for two years. Robert Adams (left) is the current faculty advisor and has revitalized the WCU chapter of IEEE.

Professional engineering societies can support you now and in your future career. These societies help members stay informed, connected, and growing professionally. They coordinate public outreach, education and service opportunities. Some provide scholarship, internship, and job opportunities.

Currently there are two WCU Chapters of the following societies:

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)

American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE)

Materials Research Society (MRS)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

International Society for Biomechanics (ISB)

Society for Biomaterials

American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)


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